On This Day

Year 1824 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 7 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" (The Crusader in Egypt) premieres at La Fenice in Venice with famous castrato Giovanni Battista Velluti singing

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 24 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" in St. Petersburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Gioachino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Per August Olander, Swedish composer, born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1886)
  • Jan 13 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1857)
  • Jan 14 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906)
  • Jan 22 Josef Leopold Zvonař, Czech organist and composer, born in Kublov, Bohemia (d. 1865)
  • Jan 29 Karl von Perfall, composer
  • Mar 2 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Ma Vlast; Moldau), born in Litomyšl, Bohemia (d. 1884)
  • Apr 21 Anselmo Clavé, Spanish politician and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1874)
  • Apr 27 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1853)
  • Jun 13 Julius Eichberg, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Jun 22 Frédéric Louis Ritter, French composer and conductor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1891)
  • Jun 23 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), born in Altona, Holstein (d. 1910)
  • Jun 26 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1889)
  • Jul 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • Jul 30 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1889)
  • Aug 1 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, English composer, born in Deal, Kent, England (d. 1857)
  • Aug 19 Georg Goltermann, German cellist and composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1898)

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

Sep 4 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", born in Ansfelden, Austria (d. 1896)

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner
  • Sep 8 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 19 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian zither player and composer, born in Baden, Austria (d. 1902)
  • Sep 30 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • Oct 13 Henry Stephen Cutler, American composer (d. 1902)
  • Oct 19 Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • Dec 24 Peter Cornelius, German composer and teacher (The Barber of Baghdad), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1874)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian musician & composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 3 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 22 Johann Melchior Dreyer, German composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 18 Edward Jones, Welsh harpist and composer, dies at 72
  • May 15 Alexander Campbell, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 21 Santiago Ferrer, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 17 Giacomo Tritto, Italian composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 30 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, German cellist and composer, dies at 87